Fading Gigolo Reviews

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September 2, 2017
While Fading Gigolo has potential, the delivery makes it a wholly frustrating watch.
May 26, 2014
If you can get beyond the implausibility of Sharon Stone paying John Turturro to join her in a mnage trois - and, frankly, I couldn't - then there are lightweight pleasures to be had amid the wry, angsty middle-aged male fantasy.
May 23, 2014
It would be misleading to suggest that the film falls into the so-bad-it's-good category. But a degree of obscure pleasure can be derived from the wrong-headedness of everything about it.
May 23, 2014
Taken as a whimsical but fiery romantic comedy, it has easily enough charm to get away with its own idiosyncrasies.
May 23, 2014
The script rings false from the off.
May 23, 2014
The preposterousness of this plot marks Fading Gigolo as a vanity project, but it's hard to take Turturro too much to task when he hits so many other grace notes in between blowing his own horn.
May 22, 2014
It's relaxed, amusing and warm, but nothing rings true.
May 22, 2014
The premise is preposterous and many of the gags are tasteless, yet the tone is gentle, even elegiac, and the players are surprisingly sensitive.
May 22, 2014
The great John Turturro comes a-cropper in this tin-eared comedy of male sexual mores.
May 22, 2014
A story that pretends to be about sex but is actually focused on revealing the true nature of intimacy.
May 22, 2014
Allen, oddly, is delightful - every crumpled line-reading flawlessly timed. Otherwise, the rhythm is so off that if you tried to dance to it you would turn an ankle.
May 22, 2014
It's one of Allen's best film roles in years; acting in someone else's movie, he looks liberated, with a spring in his step: at one point, he almost skips his way through a scene.
May 18, 2014
The premise is slightly bizarre but there's enough wink-and-a-nod charm in the performances to earn it a pass.
May 9, 2014
"Fading Gigolo" may be far from perfect, but it's near impossible to dislike.
May 8, 2014
The chemistry is just right between Allen and Turturro, who immediately register as best friends for life, and between Stone and Turturro, whose mutual awkwardness gives way to a goofy form of passion.
May 8, 2014
There are bits and pieces of a dandy film here that get choked out by a barrier of unproductive mulch.
May 8, 2014
While Allen emerges from this mash-up relatively unscathed, Turturro as an implausible male prostitute gets maimed at the intersection of comedy and drama.
May 7, 2014
Fading Gigolo is perhaps his [John Turturro] most successful blend of offbeat humour and observational drama to date.
May 4, 2014
A slight movie but enjoyable nevertheless even if its brevity hints at something that, given more time to breathe, could have been a richer, more rewarding experience.
May 2, 2014
This movie was doomed from draft one of the script.
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